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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...
Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.
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Loved the dinosaur exhibits

The dinosaur exhibits were great. I have seen the Field Museum's Sue, this has actual sizes of several types of dinosaurs. Just awesome to see their size. The rock/gem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Roland, Arkansas
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Roland, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The dinosaur exhibits were great. I have seen the Field Museum's Sue, this has actual sizes of several types of dinosaurs. Just awesome to see their size. The rock/gem collection was fascinating. I appreciated so many of The items were from New Mexico with maps showing The actual location. A lot of hands on for children. The layout kind of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I push all my visitors to go here because I love dinosaurs, history, computer stuff and IMAX theater shows. Think air conditioning in July.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have fun every time I go. There's a bit of nostalgia as well because I used to go a lot as a kid. Keep in mind this is a museum for a smaller city, but it's always good!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Museum was nice but I was very disappointed in how my group was treated. I was told to hurry back to buy more tickets to the movie should I need them. When I began "running" back to the ticket booth, (understand, I am 55 and 120 pounds overweight), the movie attendant yelled, "You are not allowed to run, I don't... More 

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henderson, Nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you do the Walk thru time- 2 floors. The exhibits are extraordinarily well done. Especially the recreation of skeletons from partials. It is extremely informative of the different ages of the Earth.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating Dinosaur displays. Fun for all ages. Walk through a volcano. Learn about the environmental history of the local area from the time of the dinosaurs to present. See the latest discoveries of local dinosaur bones.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Compared to other natural history museums, ABQ's is just meh. My biggest criticism is the layout. Terrible!! The map is all but useless. There is no flow from lone exhibit to another. Even the docents mentioned how poorly laid out it is. :-(

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful regional museum. The curator did a wonderful job of presenting the incredible art and history.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We spent quite a while in this museum, so chock full of displays and info. Just because there are dino bones, it's not just for kids...... Well laid out museum that takes you through the different ages of the planet and animals. Plenty of fossils to take in. A display on insects, butterflies and more. A section on birds of... More 

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House Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited on a Monday and the crowd was minimal. Most of the exhibits have a hands on portion that'll keep the kids busy but it was interesting for all ages.

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Additional Information about New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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